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Newsletter: May 2004


Hi Everyone,

Young FarmersYoung Farmer Regional Final

The National Bank Young Farmer Regional Final was held in Te Awamutu on the 8th May with a practical day in Selwyn Park. The contest was won by last year's Grand Final runner-up Louise Collingwood. TV2's What Now crew was also in town filming the day. More...

Museum ExhibitionGreetings from El Alamein

Te Awamutu Museum's current exhibition shows visitors what it was like for NZ soldiers at war in the desert during WW2. The exhibition will be on display until October 2004. More...

Council Community Plan

Waipa District Council's Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) attracted a total of 235 submissions and has helped set the future priorities for the Council. More...

Charles PanapaCharles Panapa in Youth Choir Tour

23-year old Charles Panapa will be representing the Te Awamutu region in the TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir tour to Eastern Europe in June-July 2004. More...

In Brief...

  • 3000 children and supporters joined hands around the first cell of the Maungatautari Ecological Island Project, to celebrate the completion of stage one.
  • Te Awamutu Sports & Recreation has been granted approval to retain sponsorship signage on their building. Such signage has recently been the subject of controversy when Te Awamutu Brass had similar signage painted over by Waipa District Council.
  • Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre opened to the public.
  • It was a great month for local sport, including Jonno Gibbes leading the Waikato Chiefs into the Super 12 Semifinals, and Sarah Ulmer winning the World 3000m Individual Pursuit and setting a world record.
  • Waikato Titans beat the Auckland Stars 94-84 to maintain their unbeaten record at the Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre.
  • Te Awamutu suffered a power outage for three hours on May 12, then a loss of telephone services for five hours on 25th May.
  • Nominations are open for the 2004 TrustPower Waipa District Community Awards. Nomination forms are available from the Waipa District Council Offices.

Photo of the Month
"Morning Trackwork" by Dave Owen
Early morning training at Waipa Racing Club.

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See you again next month.

The Te Awamutu Online Team.